Jehad Aliweiwi

Executive Director

Jehad Aliweiwi is a strategic thinker with more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles in social, settlement, philanthropic and community service organizations. Since January 2014, Jehad has held the position of Executive Director with Laidlaw Foundation. For 10 years before that he was the Executive Director with Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office, a multi-service agency in Toronto. Prior to that, he was Regional Director, Metro Region of Catholic Cross-Cultural Services. Jehad also worked with the Canadian Arab Federation for eight years, as Race Relations Officer and, later, as Executive Director. He was a Trustee of the Ontario Science Centre, a board member of Fred Victor Services. Currently, he serves on the Boards of the Arab Community Centre of Toronto and FCJ Refugee Centre. In 2010 Jehad was the recipient of the Local Hero Award from the Canadian Urban Institute and the 2002 City of Toronto William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award.


All Sessions by Jehad Aliweiwi

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Day 1: May 12, 2022

Day 2: May 13, 2022

2:30 pm

2:30 pm

Case Study: Laidlaw Foundation

Building and Growing Your Impact Investments to Align With Your Mission

The shift toward impact investment has been a core principle for the Laidlaw Foundation for many years and will continue in the foreseeable future. Move your organization through trials and phases and take away some of the lessons learned surrounding the process developed by the Laidlaw Foundation. Determine how you can:

  • Move beyond negative screens to reallocate into real impact investments
  • Create investment groups that work together and pool resources
  • Doing your due diligence and create alignment while building the right asset mix

Assess the lessons learned on building an impact investment strategy

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